Bycatch News

A study by Dr. Rosalind Rolland and colleagues at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life demonstrated the utility of measuring stress of North Atlantic right whales using hormones extracted from whale feces. The study showed that whales entangled in fishing gear had significantly higher concentrations of these hormones than healthy animals or those killed by vessel strikes. 

A second round of funding is now available to support competitive proposals focused on documenting or reducing marine mammal bycatch in non-US fisheries. 

The Global Bycatch Exchange is pleased to announce the first round of grantees for the Global Fund for Marine Mammal Bycatch Solutions



Our gear team has been awarded a grant from NOAA's Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program to evaluate offshore ropeless gear for reducing whale entanglements in pot fisheries

New funding opportunity to support testing of bycatch reduction devices and techniques in developing country fisheries.

Consortium Director Tim Werner and industry member Patrice McCarron gave invited presentations at a west coast meeting on whale entanglements organized by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Canadian authorities report an unprecedented spate of right whale deaths from the Gulf of St. Lawrence

We are seeking proposals to develop a 3/8” diameter endline with 1700lb virgin breaking strength that is comparable to those currently used in northwest Atlantic lobster pot fisheries.